Yusif Eyvazov is an Azerbaijan dramatic tenor, born in Algier in 1977.
At the beginning of 2018 Eyvazov will perform on the stage of the Bolshoi Theater: in January- Renato de Grieux in “Manon Lescaut” with Anna Netrebko, in February he sings for the first time the part of Herman in the new production of “The Queen of Spades”, P.I. Tchaikovsky, and Don Carlo, D. Verdi, in March.
On December 7, Yusif successfully opened the season at La Scala by performing the part of André Chénier in the opera of Umberto Giordano. As a result of the close cooperation with the musical director of the production, Riccardo Chailly, Yusif debut on the Milan stage was named one of his best performances in the last few years by the critics.
On September 1, 2017, duo Netrebko-Eyvazov released a new CD “Romanza”. The CD consists of the love songs that were specially written for the singers by the famous Russian composer Igor Krutoy.
Mr Eyvazov´s 2016/17 season highlights the number of role debuts: Andrea Chenier, Don Carlos, Maurizio from “Adriana Lecouvreur”.
In the 2015/16 season, Yusif Eyvazov made a series of important debuts at the world-renowned opera houses. He stared as Canio in Los Angeles Opera’s production of I Pagliacci conducted by Plácido Domingo, made his first appearances at the Metropolitan Opera and the Wiener Staatsoper singing Calaf in Turandot, and debuts at both the Paris Opera and at the Staatsoper Berlin as Manrico in Il Trovatore. His Salzburg Festival debut took place in the summer of 2016, as Des Grieux in Manon Lescaut. On the concert stage, he sang in Parma under the baton of Marco Boemi with a programme featuring works by Verdi and Puccini, in concert with Riccardo Muti in December, and undertook a major concert tour throughout Asia alongside Anna Netrebko, in the spring of 2016.
In the 2014/15 season, Yusif Eyvazov performed Turiddu in Cavalleria Rusticana at the Teatro Filarmonico for the Verona Opera Festival and Radames in Aida with the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma. Mr Eyvazov sang Verdi’s Requiem at the Auditorium di Milano with the LaVerdi Symphony Orchestra and also a recital at the Palau de la Música Catalana in Barcelona alongside Anna Netrebko, conducted by Massimo Zanetti.
Mr Eyvazov´s repertoire includes the roles of Alfredo in “La Traviata”, Cavaradossi in “Tosca”, Renato des Grieux in “Manon Lescaut”, Kalaf in “Turandot”, Andrea Chenier in “Andrea Chenier”, Rodolfo in “La Boheme”, Don Carlos in “Don Carlos” and many others.
He lives in Vienna with his wife Anna Netrebko and her son Tiago.
On March 9, 2017, by the decree of the President of Azerbaijan I. Aliyev Yusif Eyvazov was awarded the title of “Honored Artist of the Republic of Azerbaijan”.
March 25, 28, 31 April 4
Royal Opera House
May 12, 16 & 19
Concert with Anna Netrebko
Royal Albert Hall
Concert with Anna Netrebko
Carmen Würth Forum, Künzelsau, Germany
June 2, 7, 9, 13, 16
Staatsoper Unter den Linden, Berlin
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Eyvazov's ... bright, heldischem Tenor particularly impressed with its boldness ...Wilhelm Sinkovicz - Die Presse
Eyvazov is an exciting tenor whose sound is metallic, stentorian and markedly Italianate . . .Mark Swed - Los Angeles Times
the revelation of the evening was Eyvazov . . . he is clearly destined for great things.Natasha Rogai - South China Morning Post
A muscular, big-voiced singer who channels the greats . . .Paul du Quenoy – ConcertoNet.com
Such a natural powerful voice with shining heights and without any redundant sharpness.Ursula Wiegand - Der Neue Merker
I was amazed when The Tenor was so amazing in Celeste Aida . . .OperaDuets Travel and Living
Yusif Eyvazov sang with rough, raw appeal, his fast, wide vibrato propelling the sound . . .Zachary Woolfe – The New York Times
. . . the young tenor Yusif Eyvazov, whose voice is dark and sturdy with an easy top . . .Stephen Hastings – Opera News
...his tones emerging rounded and limpid in every phrase, enhanced by equally well-honed diction.Stephen Hastings – Opera News
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